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Sage Hill Football Preview

November 10, 2011

Sage Hill School (3-6, 1-1 in league) vs. Brethren Christian (5-4, 1-1)

When/where: Friday, 7 p.m. at Sage Hill School

Key Lightning: Sr. RB Eric Cheng (543 yards and five TDs on 122 carries); Sr. QB Taylor Petty (386 yards, four TDs and four INTs on 25-of-60 passing, 182 yards and three TDs on 39 carries); Sr. DE Thomas Fenner (92 tackles)

Key Warriors: Sr. QB Samuel Franklin (1,008 yards, five TDs and seven INTs on 69-of-145 passing, 682 yards and 14 TDs on 70 carries); Sr. RB Brandon White (550 yards and six TDs on 83 carries); Sr. LB Bryant Freese

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Breakdown: Sage Hill can clinch the Academy League's second and final berth into the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division playoffs with a victory in the regular-season finale … The Lightning have made the postseason in each of Coach J.R. Tolver's first two years in charge, finishing in second place in the four-team league each time … Sage Hill is coming off a 38-3 loss at St. Margaret's, their 10th straight setback against their rival … The last time Sage Hill lost to Brethren Christian was in 2008, when the Lightning failed to qualify for the playoffs … The Warriors have an opportunity to finish the regular season with an overall record above .500 for the first time in six years.

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

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